On August 1, 2016 members from the Lac La Biche RCMP Detachment responded to a call from the International Emergency Response Coordination Centre (IERCC) which advised an emergency beacon was activated on Blackett Lake. RCMP and Alberta Parks staff attended the lake and immediately started searching for a man who was believed to have drowned.
The missing man and a friend were fishing when their boat capsized. One of the men was not able to swim to shore and friends at the campground were able to activate the emergency beacon.
The RCMP, with assistance from Alberta Parks and Little Divide Search and Rescue, continue to search the lake. The family of the man has been advised.
*Press Release from the Lac La Biche RCMP Detachment